An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the Science, and Comprising the Most Important Recent Discoveries, with Explanations of the Facts and Phenomena which Serve to Confirm Or Invalidate Various Geological Theories
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Page 446 - These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens...
Page 439 - And the Children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
Page 436 - ... to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day, and over the night, to be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years.
Page 177 - Soon after the explosion commenced a number of meteorites fell to the ground over an area a mile and a half in length and half a mile in breadth. The following masses have been collected : — 1.
Page 255 - ... density he was unable to penetrate ; showers of ashes covered the houses, the streets and the fields, to the depth of several inches ; and amid this darkness, explosions were heard at intervals, like the report of artillery or the noise of distant thunder.
Page 228 - ... action, by a reciprocal reaction ; none of these parts can change, without a change of the others also. Thus if the intestines of an animal are organized in a manner only to digest fresh flesh, it is necessary that his jaws should be constructed to devour the prey, his claws to seize and tear it, his teeth to divide the flesh, and the whole system of his organs of motion to follow and overtake it, and of his organs of sense, to perceive it at a distance.
Page 251 - Caracas preceded this explosion thirty-five days, and violent oscillations of the ground were felt both in the islands and on the coasts of Terra Firma.
Page v - A work conspicuous for attractiveness, for perspicuity, for a style generally vigorous and correct— often elegant and beautiful, and for an independence of spirit which carries the author straight forward to his object without any servile regards to previous systems. Mr. Bakewell's work has long been our favourite elementary treatise on Geology."— ATHENAEUM.
Page 249 - Here (says he) scenes of ruin every where appeared around me; but my attention was quickly turned from more remote to contiguous danger, by a deep rumbling sound, which every moment grew louder. The place where we stood shook most dreadfully : after some time, the violent paroxysm ceasing, I stood up, and turning my eyes to look for Euphemia, saw only a frightful black cloud. We waited till it had passed away, when nothing but a dismal and putrid lake was to be seen where the city once stood.